SRO Launch Brand New Community-Focused Esports Championship

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Welcome to the SRO Esports Community World Challenge Powered by SimGrid. A brand new esports competition from SRO Motorsports in 2024. 

SRO and AK Esports have forged a new partnership with SimGrid to launch the Community World Challenge. This championship, centered on the community, seeks to showcase the incredible communities formed around Kunos Simulazioni’s simulator, Assetto Corsa Competizione, which is the official sim racing title of the SRO GT World Challenge competitions.

When Does It Start

The competition runs from April 1st to September 29th. During this period, selected community hosts will organise events as part of this year-long competition on Assetto Corsa Competizione (ACC) for PC. These events aim to determine two drivers who will represent their community in the Grand Final at the year’s end.

This timeframe offers communities the chance to highlight the diverse events they have planned. Simultaneously, it provides drivers with numerous opportunities to register and qualify for the main finals after September.

The Prize

Well, to start with, the winning drivers of the Grand Final will get to rub shoulders with the likes of Valentino Rossi, Raffaele Marciello, Jules Gounon and more at the SRO Motorsport awards in London, where they will be presented with an official trophy on stage alongside the IRL winners, together with the owner of the community they represented. 

Competition Details

As stated above, the community competitions will run between the 1st of April and the 29th of September. 

The event(s) can be whatever the eligible communities want them to be. But they must hold events with at least 2 hours of racing. This means the hosts can do one, single two-hour race, two one-hour races, or four thirty-minute races, as a minimum. 

If the community hosts want to do longer events or more races that’s fine. The more variety the better. They are free to host a 24-hour event or a 3-round endurance series as their entry point.

Once we have all the drivers from all the communities decided for the main final, the format will be announced and the drivers will battle it out to become the inaugural SRO Esports Community World Challenge Powered by SimGrid Champions.

Eligible Communities

To be eligible for selection in the SRO Esports Community World Challenge you must be a host on the SimGrid platform and you must be a host on the partner programme – bronze and above. 

Hosts must register their interest via this form – but numbers are limited so we recommend hosts be quick on this one. 

Whilst this is only open to SimGrid partner hosts, it doesn’t mean your community cannot get involved, even if you are a community on another platform. If you run an active community and are interested, you can gain SimGrid bronze partner status rather quickly, making you eligible to enter. You can apply to be a host right now.

How To Register As A Driver

At this stage drivers need to sit tight. Once the communities have been picked for this competition, they will create the relevant events on SimGrid and open up registrations for you, again as stated above, from April onwards, so have a good think about which communities you would like to represent in this and maybe you will find them as one of the chosen ones. 

Oh and drivers, we hear the whispers around the paddocks, don’t worry, there is news that SRO Esports competitions are returning as well. So just keep your eyes peeled for that announcement on SimGrid #soon.


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